BEACH, Fla. – USGA champions Lexi
Thompson and Tiffany Joh, as well as Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome and
Lizette Salas were named National Ambassadors for LPGA-USGA Girls Golf on
Wednesday, March 19. In this capacity, they will help communicate the benefits
of the Girls Golf program, whose mission is to improve the lives of girls and
women through the game of golf.
“Each one of our National Ambassadors represents one of the 5 E’s
of Girls Golf,” said Nancy Henderson, president of the LPGA Foundation. “We are
so fortunate to have the support of some of the LPGA’s brightest stars, and
we’re absolutely thrilled to have them on board as our National Ambassadors.”
Thompson won the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior
Championship and Joh claimed U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links
Championship titles in 2006 and 2008. Lewis was a teammate of Joh’s on
the victorious USA Curtis Cup Team in 2008 and notched a perfect 5-0
record, the only player to accomplish that in the history of the Match.
Thompson represented the USA in the Curtis Cup Match in 2010.
announcement coincided with the start of the LPGA’s U.S. schedule at
the JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix, which will direct $500,000 to the
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program.
Girls Golf is administered through a partnership between The LPGA
Foundation and the USGA. Girls Golf has grown to more than 280 sites
across the U.S., with more than 40,000 girls, ages 7-17, expected to
participate in 2014.
For more information about the program, visit the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf official website.